No work. All play.
Billionaire’s son Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) is about to be forced into a loveless marriage with Susan Johnson (Jennifer Garner) as part of a deal to secure the future of the family business… but he falls in love with a kooky New York City tour guide (Greta Gerwig). In this remake of the classic 1981 comedy, Arthur is just as boozy, lazy and fun-loving as he was in Dudley Moore’s guise (and Brand even sounds like the late actor). The movie takes good advantage of its locations, but is not very funny and lacks the charm of the original. Still better than Arthur 2 (1988), though.
2011-U.S. 110 min. Color. Directed by Jason Winer. Cast: Russell Brand (Arthur Bach), Helen Mirren (Lillian Hobson), Greta Gerwig (Naomi Quinn), Jennifer Garner, Geraldine James, Luis Guzmán… Nick Nolte.
Trivia: Kevin Smith was allegedly considered for directing duties.